Address Locator for Chinese Address

04-15-2018 06:30 AM
Occasional Contributor

I am working for creating an address locator for the addresses in a city. The locator works for English addresses e.g. 12 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong but not for Chinese addresses.

Usually, English address is in format <Floor No.> <Estate/Building> <Street> <District> <City> <Country> but Chinese address is opposite, which is in format <Country> <City> <District> <Street> <Estate/Building> <Floor No.>. Are there any address locator style or other ways in ArcMap to cater such address format?

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Hello Mats!

   Is there a need to custom-make theis address locator? I ask because China is a supported Level 2 country in the ArcGIS World Geocoding Service: Geocode coverage—ArcGIS REST API: World Geocoding Service | ArcGIS for Developers 

 More on using the service can be found here:  Working with the ArcGIS Online World Geocoding Service—Help | ArcGIS Desktop - it should be available under the Geocoding toolbar in ArcGIS Desktop. Note that cities are essential for Chinese addresses to work as expected- see note below: 


There are additional requirements for geocoding addresses in China.

To geocode any addresses in China, a valid Chinese city name must be included in the geocode request.

To geocode English or Pinyin addresses in China specifically, the sourceCountry parameter must be included in the request: sourceCountry=CHN.

 I hope this is helpful!